Head of Spanish football arrested on corruption charges

THE PRESIDENT OF the Spanish Football Federation, Angel Maria Villar, has been detained by police as part of a corruption probe, a judicial source said.

Villar, a former Spanish international footballer, was being held on suspicion of abusing his position to embezzle funds from the federation, among other charges, the source said.

Villar’s son Gorka and another federation official were also detained in the probe which notably focuses on match fixing at international level.

The 67-year is also vice president of football governing bodies Fifa and Uefa.